[Zombies] Is this legal?

Jon Whitney turbid at turbid.com
Fri Jan 12 14:54:42 PST 2007


making your own shirt is different than doing some coordinated shirt project
on the website

On 1/12/07, Mighty <Mighty at destroyer.net> wrote:
>
>  I would love to see some of the vintage designs resurface, having worn
> many of my ( some up to 15 years old, jeeezus!) shirts to practically
> useless rags, I wouldn't mind rocking some shirts I miss, or missed out on
> for that matter.
>
> On the legality of the fans putting together a shirt design,... Of course
> its not legal. Off that premise however, who cares? asking for permission
> imo is pointless. If you want to make something for your own personal use
> that highlights some band you like etc. do it. Don't ask for permission. Ive
> done this with many bands, groups, ideas that I liked. Luckily im capable of
> screenprinting my own 1 offs or a couple and can just do it 'at will'. Any
> musician/entertainer that bitches about something like this, esp if its done
> tastefully is a fucking crybaby and should suck it. Its not like your really
> harming their bottom dollar by making 1 or a few for you and a couple of
> friends or damaging their reputation with something so minimal.
>
> Make your own mbm shirt, I did in the late 90's when there was nothing
> available. It rocked and no one else had one like it ;)
>
>
> On 1/12/07 12:30 PM, "Knavishas at aol.com" <Knavishas at aol.com> wrote:
>
> I've noticed, through my time on this list, that the official MBM crew
> takes notice to our gripings, wantings and concerns. If we ask for a live cd
> and dvd for long enough, well then they will provide one for us. This seems
> to be a happy system. We get what we want and they get to see us flock
> around their offerings like pigeons to bread crumbs.
> On that premise, I will say I am what I assume to still be a younger MBM
> fan, clocking in at 25 now. I became a fan ten years ago at fifteen when
> Subliminal Sandwich dropped. I bought a few of the t-shirts available in the
> day and loved them dearly. The problem with this however is that it was 1996
> and I was fifteen. See, in the nineties teenagers, no matter their meekness
> in size, thought they could fashionably wear extra-large shirts. Now in
> later and enlightened years, I realize this is in fact a falsehood that
> leaves my storage closet brimming with fancy, yet useless articles of rock
> 'n roll past.
> The tie-together of this email is me asking:
> Are the other zombies out there that would be interesting in not-so-subtly
> hinting to MBM-camp that they would like to see "retro" t-shirts
> representing the various albums and phases of the band's 20-year history and
> would the official MBM-entity want to market this desire?
> Just a thought,
> Andrew
>
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